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AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu’s fourth anniversary (as a solo artist) was streamed on Showroom


DeNA streaming service SHOWROOM streamed the live solo fourth anniversary of AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu (21).

Mayuyu’s performance brought in over 30,000 people.

For more information on Watanabe Mayu, please click here.

Mayuyu falls asleep during “AKB48 All Night Nippon”


AKB48’s Yokoyama Yui tweeted a photo of a tired Watanabe Mayu who had fallen asleep during the late night recording of “AKB48 All Night Nippon”.  While the majority of people commented on how cute Mayuyu looked while sleeping, there were a few netizens who voiced their discontent by saying it was unprofessional of Mayu to fall asleep during work.

Watanabe Mayu to release new single on June 10th


Watanabe Mayu (Mayuyu) will be releasing her first single in two years on June 10th.

The song is being featured on her drama “Tatakau! Shoten Girl” with different limited edition releases planned.  Also, a solo live is being planned for September.



Kyoraku releases Mayuyu AKB48 pachinko game

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For the first time, pachinko company Kyoraku has created a video game centered around an AKB48 General Election winner.

In this case, they created a Watanabe Mayu (Mayuyu) pachinko game which will include all content from the last pachinko including the AKB48 Team Surprise but will have a Mayuyu spin to it, as this version will have a general election gameplay.

You can see more by viewing the YouTube video below.

UPDATE: Mayuyu feels defeated…


Poor Mayuyu…she admitted defeat that her song “Kokoro no Placard” is not as popular as “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”. Pretty much feeling that the world would rather dance to KFC. Of course, the members were telling her it’ s not true and Takamina had to come in and put a positive spin to things.

On Japanese forums, fans have been scathing towards Mayu as center.  As long awaited for Mayuyu to be center, there were those who criticized Mayuyu’s dance ethic of being to sluggish, while others were upset that the song was not one of Akimoto’s best and was not suitable for Mayuyu.

One blogger went so far to write an essay (in Japanese) about why “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” did much better than “Kokoro no Placard”.


Yoshinori Kobayashi has taken to his blog to offer his comments about Mayuyu’s comments yesterday and showing his support for her. Kobayashi also emphasizes that people should not blame Mayuyu for the song.

AKB48th’s 38th single to feature double center – Watanabe Mayu and Miyawaki Sakura

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The biggest surprise of the Janken Taikai came after Watanabe Miyuki winning the event and that was the announcement of the 38th single lineup.  It was announced that there will be a double center and Watanabe Mayu and Miyawaki Sakura would be the centers for the upcoming single.

Sakura was in disbelief after being announced.  But possibly the most shocked was Tano Yuka who burst out into tears.

The upcoming single will feature a total of 32 members which will also include:

Matsui Jurina、Shimazaki Haruka、Sashihara Rino、Iriyama Anna、Takahashi Minami、Shiroma Miru、Kojima Haruna、Kawamoto Saya、Matsui Rena、Kizaki Yuria、Moriyasu Madoka、Kawaei Rina、Muto Tomu、Suda Akari、Kashiwagi Yuki、Kato Rena、Yokoyama Yui、Owada Nana、Takahashi Juri、Yamamoto Sayaka、Mukaichi Mion、Miyazawa Sae、Kojima Mako、Ikoma Rina、Minegishi Minami、TANO YUKA、Watanabe Miyuki、Oshima Ryoka、Kodama Haruka and Nakano Ikumi

Mayuyu performs with Takarazuka Revue an Sashihara Rino performs with Marty Friedman and JAM’s Takuya on TV Asahi Special



It was a night of collaboration and a dream come true for AKB48 stars, Watanabe Mayu and Sashihara Rino.

For TV Asahi’s “真夏のプレミア音楽祭~魅惑のコラボレーション~” Watanabe Mayu, she had to perform with Takarazuka Revue, a group that she has been identified with with her hand/body pose while Sashihara Rino had the opportunity to perform with MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and JUDY AND MARY guitarist Takuya.

The special will air on TV Asahi on August 16th at 2:30 p.m.

AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu takes #1 (Center) in the 37th Single General Election


The AKB48 37th General Election is now done and the victory goes to Watanabe Mayu, while last year’s #1, Sashihara Rino took #2.

The top 16 results are as follows:

  1. Watanabe Mayu (AKB48)
  2. Sashihara Rino (HKT48/AKB48)
  3. Kashiwagi Yuki (AKB48/NMB48)
  4. Matsui Jurina (SKE48/NMB48)
  5. Matsui Rena (SKE48/AKB48/NOGIZAKA46)
  6. Yamamoto Sayaka (NMB48/AKB48)
  7. Shimazaki Haruka (AKB48)
  8. Kojima Haruna (AKB48)
  9. Takahashi Minami (AKB48)
  10. Suda Akari (SKE48)
  11. Miyawaki Sakura (HKT48)
  12. Miyazawa Sae (SNH48/SKE48)
  13. Yokoyama Yui (AKB48)
  14. Ikoma Rina (NOGIZAKA46/AKB48)
  15. Shibata Aya (SKE48)
  16. Kawaei Rina (AKB48)

One of the surprises was Kawaei Rina’s appearance since the incident:

Also, seeing Nogizaka46’s Ikoma Rina taking #14 and seeing the shock in her face:

 The Votes are as follows:

Order Name Number of votes Affiliation
1 Watanabe Mayu 159,854 votes akb48 team b
2 Sashihara Rino 141,954 votes hkt48 team h
3 Kashiwagi Yuki 104,364 votes akb48 team b / nmb48 team n concurrently
4 Matsui Jurina 90,910 votes ske48 team s / akb48 team k concurrently
5 Matsui Rena 69,790 votes ske48 team e / Nogizaka 46 concurrent
6 Yamamoto Sayaka
67,916 votes nmb48 team n/akb48 team k concurrently
7 Shimazaki Haruka 67,591 votes akb48 team a
8 Kojima Haruna 62,899 votes akb48 team a
9 Takahashi Minami 57,388 votes akb48 team a
10 Suda Akari
48,182 votes ske48 team e
11 Miyawaki Sakura 45,538 votes hkt48 team kiv / akb48 team a concurrent
12 Miyazawa Sae 44,749 votes snh48 team sii / ske48 team s concurrently
13 Yokoyama Yui 40,232 votes akb48 team k
14 Ikoma Rina 40,089 votes Nogizaka 46 / akb48 team b concurrently
15 Shibata Aya 39,264 votes ske48 team e
16 Kawaei Rina
39,120 votes akb48 team a

Under Girls

Order Name  Number of votes Affiliation
17 Matsumura Kaori 37,967 votes ske48 research student
18 Watanabe Miyuki 36,108 votes nmb48 team bii / ske48 team s concurrently
19 Kitahara Rie 34,666 votes akb48 team k
20 Iriyama Anna 34,002 votes akb48 team a
21 Kodama Haruka 33,545 votes hkt48 team h / akb48 team k concurrently
22 Minegishi Minami 33,162 votes akb48 team 4
23 Kizaki Yuria 30,154 votes akb48 team 4
24 Muto Tomo 30,097 votes akb48 team a
25 Moriyatsu Madoka 27,054 votes hkt48 team k ⅳ
26 Takajo Aki 24,415 votes akb48 team b
27 Tomonaga Mio 23,766 votes hkt48 team kiv / akb48 team b concurrently
28 Takahashi Juri 23,612 votes akb48 team b
29 Yamada Nana 23,299 votes nmb48 team m / ske48 team kii concurrently
30 Oya Masana 21,984 votes ske48 team s
31 Takayanagi Akane 21,972 votes ske48 team kii / nmb48 team bii concurrently
32 Kato Rena 21,877 votes akb48 team 4

Next Girl

Order Name  Number of votes Affiliation 
33 Fujie Reina 20,956 votes nmb48 team m
34 Futamura Haruka 20,881 votes ske48 team s
35 Umeda Ayaka 20,658 votes nmb48 team b ⅱ
36 Kojima Mako 20,415 votes akb48 team k
37 Furukawa Airi 19,315 votes ske48 team k ⅱ
38 Tashima Meru
18,875 votes hkt48 team h
39 Anai Chihiro 18,825 votes hkt48 team h
40 Kinoshita Yukiko 18,822 votes ske48 team k ⅱ
41 Yagura Fuuko 18,596 votes nmb48 team m / akb48 team a concurrent
42 Tada Manaka 18,143 votes hkt48 team k ⅳ
43 Shiroma Miru
17,745 votes nmb48 team m
44 Isohara Kyoka 17,616 votes ske48 team e
45 Tano Yuka 17,608 votes akb48 team k
46 Iwanaga Tsugumi 17,479 votes ske48 team e
47 Sasaki Yukari 16,726 votes akb48 team 4
48 Motomura Aoi 16,449 votes hkt48 team k ⅳ

Future Girl

Order Name Number of votes Affiliation
49 Iwasa Misaki 16,100 votes akb48 team k
50 Kimoto Kanon 16,022 votes ske48 team e / hkt48 team k ⅳ concurrently
51 Okada Nana 15,873 votes 15,873 votes
52 Kuramochi Asuka 15,443 votes akb48 team b
53 Ichikawa Miori 15,045 votes nmb48 team b ⅱ
54 Yamada Mizuho 14,942 votes ske48 team k ⅱ
55 Furuya Riho
14,634 votes ske48 team kii / akb48 team a concurrent
56 Oba Mina 14,555 votes ske48 team k ⅱ
57 Ishida Haruka 14,358 votes akb48 team k
58 Kaminishi Megumi 14,194 votes nmb48 team n
59 Yabushita Shu 14,119 votes nmb48 team b ⅱ
60 Sakaguchi Riko 12,937 votes hkt48 team h
61 Kotani Riho
12,913 votes nmb48 team n / akb48 team 4 concurrent
62 Nishino Mihime 12,824 votes akb48 team 4
63 Uchiyama Natsuki 12,749 votes akb48 team b
64 Matsuoka Natsumi 12,569 votes hkt48 team h

Coming up Girls

Order Name Number of votes Affiliation
65 Nagao Mariya 12,448 votes akb48 team k
66 Iwatachi Saho 11,873 votes akb48 team 4
67 Murashige Anna 11,586 votes hkt48 team kiv / nmb48 team n concurrently
68 Umemoto Madoka 11,538 votes ske48 team e
69 Yamauchi Suzuran 11,510 votes ske48 team s
70 Maeda Ami 11,117 votes akb48 team a
71 Tanabe Miku 11,041 votes akb48 team b
72 Yoshida Akari 10,982 votes nmb48 team n
73 Yanoho Miki 10,733 votes ske48 team s
74 Abiru Riho 10,092 votes ske48 team k ⅱ
75 Saito Makiko 10,089 votes ske48 team e
76 Ogasawara Mayu 9,946 votes akb48 team b
77 Kobayashi Ami 9,931 votes ske48 team e
78 Miyazaki Miho 9,674 votes akb48 team k
79 Komada Hiroka 9,609 votes hkt48 team h
80 Oshima Suzuka 9,561 votes akb48 team b